Blu-ray Release: The Bishop's Wife

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 5, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Warner Home Video


The Bishop's WifeClassic Christmas movie The Bishop’s Wife is a welcome addition to Blu-ray libraries.

The 1947 film stars Cary Grant (To Catch a Thief) as Dudley, an angel who’s sent to help Episcopal Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven, Guns of Navarone). Henry is having problems with the new cathedral he’s tries to build, and in his stress, he’s distancing himself from his family, including wife Julia (Loretta Young, The Stranger), and forgetting why he became a churchman in the first place.

Dudley is an answer to Henry’s prayers, but as Dudley helps everyone around him except Henry, Henry starts to suspect the angel is there to replace him at work and with his family. As the end of the year approaches, they need a Christmas miracle.

The Bishop’s Wife won an Oscar Award for Best Sound Recording and was remade in 1996 as The Preacher’s Wife, starring Denzel Washington (Flight) in Cary Grant’s role, Courtney B. Vance (The Divide) as Reverand Henry Biggs and Whitney Houston (Sparkle) as wife Julia.

As of this writing, the Blu-ray was empty of special features.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.